Don’t miss “The Art of Silent Film Accompaniment” TODAY at the Mission Theater!
Ever wonder how improv works? How do four people improvise together? What makes a good silent film accompaniment?
If you want to find out more, come see
“The Art of Silent Film Accompaniment”
The Mission Theater | Saturday, February 11th | 2pm (doors 1:30 pm)
$5 advance, $7 day of show | FREE with valid student ID !
Minors ok with parent or guardian
Educate yourself by coming to the launch of OTO’s new public masterclass series on the lost art of silent film improvisation! Way before today’s mega-budget films with Howard Shore and John Williams scores, silent films were accompanied live, with a pianist or organist creating the score on the fly. The accompanist’s charge was to engage the film’s story and visual atmosphere in real time, and no two nights ever sounded alike.
Pianist and insanely talented improviser Douglas Schneider will challenge three brave students to create on-the-spot accompaniments to select scenes from Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis,” helping them hone their skills right in front of the audience!
Announcing our brave and talented students:
Kate Petak, harp | Stephanie Cooke, piano | Travis Chapman, violin
Relax with a burger and a beer at the Mission Theater! Entertain and educate yourself at the same time!
WHAT: The Art of Silent Film Accompaniment
WHEN: Saturday, February 11th, 2:00 pm
WHERE: The Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St., Portland, OR 97209
TICKETS: $7 (at the door) $5 (advance sales). Free with student ID. Available through McMenamins, http://www.mcmenamins.com/events/98926